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Why are all these "indie" games exact replicas of one another?

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User Info: PoorCountry

PoorCountry
3 years ago#11
hyperskate65 posted...
^
Who ever said they were?


His point was that AAA games are categorically repetitive, too. I saw a trend start with Resident Evil 4's camera. After that it was Gears of War, and then it was Dead Space (which had the sole distinction of having a horror paintjob, which it's shed recently only to be that much more similar to other games).

To the TC: They're sidescrollers, but that describes presentation moreso than other aspects of a game. Cave Story and Braid aren't very similar gameplay-wise. I think it's chosen because it's an easy look to achieve (easier than 3D modeling, or isometric views in which you're dealing with perspective 2D art, and that can be a beehive), and is more conducive to story-telling than something like the Tetris format. Notice how a lot of the outstanding Indie games have a significant story element.

User Info: dj___roll

dj___roll
3 years ago#12
Quote:hyperskate65 posted...
^
Who ever said they were?


It was a joksie, broskie.

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User Info: lambchips

lambchips
3 years ago#13
i guess you havent played this game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXty2JYIjPo
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User Info: BokuxPico

BokuxPico
3 years ago#14
Not surprised a Raiders fan would come up with a thread this dumb.

User Info: AnthonM2

AnthonM2
3 years ago#15
Indie games, one of the worst things that happened to the industry.

User Info: nouseravailable

nouseravailable
3 years ago#16
Its like the big tittles, there are creative ones, there are others that are just the same crap as anything else...
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User Info: Stanger5150

Stanger5150
3 years ago#17
AnthonM2 posted...
Indie games, one of the worst things that happened to the industry.


Why?

Once again, "indie" is not a genre, it's a studio/budget size.
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User Info: Eseenuz

Eseenuz
3 years ago#18
I prefer the term Independent games

User Info: 817Cowboys87

817Cowboys87
3 years ago#19
Amnesia: Dark Descent is considered an indie game. That is the only justification i need to know indie games deserve their spot in the gaming culture.

User Info: Eseenuz

Eseenuz
3 years ago#20
Isn't Pixel Junk 4 a.m. independent game?

The game's music and gameplay/art direction/features are quite unique lol
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